New York Times Ombudsman Investigating Errors in Rep. Issa Story

The New York Times public editor is reviewing Rep. Darrell Issa’s request for a front-page retraction to a story with as many as 13 errors, according to Issa’s office. Meanwhile, the reporter and editor responsible for the story broke their silence after nearly a week of criticism from the California Republican. “Congressman Issa’s office forwarded […]

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President Obama’s Regulatory Dust-Up

President Barack Obama gestures as he steps aboard Air Force One in Peoria August 17, 2011. Obama wrapped up a Midwest bus trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. REUTERS/Jason Reed Rock Katschnig, a corn and soybean farmer in Peoria, Illinois, spoke for millions of business owners this week when making a polite appeal to President […]

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Napoleon and the Jews

Following in the wake of the Napoleon Wars (1804-1815) in which Napoleon conquered much of Europe, came the emancipation of the Jews of Western Europe. For hundreds of years the Jews had been economically and politically marginalized and physically confined to the ghettoes of Europe. After Napoleon, the Ghetto walls came down and the Jews […]

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Crocodile Tears for Texas from the Department of Education

“I feel very, very badly for the children there,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week. No, he wasn’t talking about underprivileged children in South America, malnourished kids in Africa, or children in war-ravished regions throughout the world. No, the Secretary was referring to children in Texas. According to Bloomberg News: Education Secretary Arne Duncan […]

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Secretaries of State, Defense Acknowledge Entitlement Spending Crisis

During a joint press event today in Washington, the Secretaries of Defense and State agreed that politicians must tackle the elephant in the room to reduce America’s crushing debt: mandatory spending on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, which account for more than 60 percent of the entire federal budget. As the Secretaries correctly suggest, America […]

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News Flash: Pakistan is NOT a U.S. Ally

U.S. media commentators acted with surprise about reports that Pakistani officials may have given the Chinese access to the downed helicopter left behind in Pakistan following the May 2 Osama bin Laden raid. What is more surprising is that some media outlets still refer to Pakistan as a U.S. “ally” in the fight against terrorism. […]

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Obama Donor Gets Plum Appointment on Federal Health IT Advisory Panel

A major donor to the Democratic Party has received favorable treatment from the Obama administration, including a choice appointment to a federal advisory committee, and lavish praise from the president himself. Yet health information technology vendor Epic Systems Corp. opposes a key administration position on health IT. Its founder, Judith Faulkner, has spoken out on […]

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